direct (something) to (someone or something)

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direct (something) to (someone or something)

1. To designate something for someone. You need to direct that budget report to Mary in Finance.
2. To aim something at or address something to someone or something. In this usage, "toward" is often used instead of "to." Although I directed the paper airplane to my friends across the room, it didn't reach them. Please direct all questions to our Customer Service department.
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direct something to someone

to address, designate, or send something to someone. Shall I direct the inquiries to you? Please direct all the mail to the secretary when it is delivered.
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direct something to(ward) someone or something

to send, throw, push, or aim something at someone or something. Tom directed the ball toward Harry. Should I direct this inquiry to Alice?
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Thus, voters' wrath appears not to be directed toward one party in particular, as much as toward any incumbent member of Congress.
They should have a manifesto which speaks to the whole society and not be directed toward one sector," he explained.
One that is not directed toward one specific religion or culture.
That probably means having different resources and different talents in our organization directed toward one segment versus another.
The remark has a let-them-eat-cake quality when it's directed toward one person, but when it's addressed to the entire nation it makes eminent good sense.
Employees of participating organizations are directed toward one or more courses after taking a short, confidential health survey.
So much animosity was directed toward one man--a man who many said ran off highly touted recruits, while some would add he just didn't recruit at all after Darren McFadden hit campus.
All our work is directed toward one end: to provide the most realistic sound reproduction possible.
Each container of this constant stream of recovered fiber is directed toward one of 24 loading docks at the Taicang mill.
However, in an increasing number of cases, the courts have confronted allegations of harassment directed toward one man by another, which has forced the courts to confront the question of whether same-sex harassment is "because of sex.
Schmidt quotes his judgment on Humanae vitae: "Almost all real splendor is lost when it becomes evident that the whole document is directed toward one goal--to endorse total assent and submission to all utterances of the pope, and above all on one crucial point: that the use of any artificial means for regulating birth is intrinsically evil and sinful, without exception.
Both exhibits are directed toward one element of quality control for CPA firms--professional development (the nine elements of quality control are listed and explained in Statement on Quality Control Standards no.
Although they were aghast and understood that prejudice had rationalized these atrocities, they did not really understand that prejudice directed toward one is a threat to all who cherish freedom until the Iran Hostage Crisis.
This study supports the view that counselors have not communicated a family approach to vocational rehabilitation and, as a result, clients may not expect this orientation since the traditional approach remains directed toward one person.
The focus of their life - the things they steal from others, the things they steal from each other - are all directed toward one thing: getting more drugs," Koenig said.